Funding approved for 26 infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan
August 11, 2015 by STAFF REPORT
Cities and towns across Saskatchewan have received funding for 26 infrastructure projects worth $35.4 million from the province and federal government New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.
The 26 projects approved for funding in Saskatchewan so far include: 11 drinking water projects, 12 wastewater projects, one highway project, one disaster mitigation project and one solid waste management project.
“Improving infrastructure is a major priority for the Government of Saskatchewan and we are pleased to be equal partners with the Government of Canada and municipalities in providing funding that will improve municipal infrastructure in 26 communities across the province,” Minister of Justice and Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds Gord Wyant, on behalf of Minister of Government Relations Jim Reiter, said.
The Government of Canada will provide up to $11,517,335 through the Small Communities Fund. The Province of Saskatchewan will also contribute $11,517,335. The remainder comes from the municipalities supporting the projects.
The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10 billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It will provide $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Saskatchewan for years to come.